As Trump’s sable rattling in the Persian Gulf brings a sickening sense of déjà vu, there’s one place where Middle East conflict melts away in the face of insistent beauty. Plus: other recommended gigs.
Written by Harris, this is a graceful piece of theater, toggling back and forth between his upbringing in civil rights-era St. Louis, his return to the city he fled to bury his mother and his present life in California.
The quartet will be ensconced on the corner of Allston and MLK from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday playing their wonderfully idiosyncratic blend of polyphonic jazz.
The band Mokoomba has introduced an ebulliently grooving sound that draws on less common styles of Zimbabwean percussion and singing.
The violinist, vocalist and Oakland resident celebrates the release of her debut album ‘Haven’ Sunday at the Back Room in Berkeley.
Making her Berkeley debut, Davis will perform from her 2018 album, “Heart Tonic.” On Saturday, the Berkeley tandem of pianist/composer Myra Melford and clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg will play.
Oakland Ballet’s new work, Jazz Vistas, is inspired by the blues, jazz and R&B artists who made West Oakland a hotbed of musical innovation. Also: catch jazz vocalist Laurie Antonioli at the California Jazz Conservatory.
The Silk Road House’s Central Asian breeze will be blowing into several Berkeley locations in the coming days.